Sam Shapiro

Associate Researcher

Chapin Hall

Sam Shapiro is an Associate Researcher at Chapin Hall. His work focuses on providing decision-makers with tools to make evidence-informed policy. He currently contributes to the design and analysis of multiple program evaluation projects for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, including an evaluation of a pilot program that provides wraparound services to youth who are dually involved in the foster care and justice systems. He supports the data analysis components of the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative.

Shapiro’s experience extends across initiatives in the public interest in local and international settings. Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Shapiro worked with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office’s first data team. Shapiro spent 4 years at Al-Quds University where he launched and coordinated a student-led community engagement program.

Shapiro holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Bard College.